As of June 1, 2020, all truck classes continued to experience a drop in resale values for 2015-2017 model-year units. This is the second month of decreases following the rise in all values in April 2020.
Class 5 and Class 6, medium-duty units experienced the largest overall decreases in wholesale values, with heavy-duty trucks slowing down their drops after a huge comeback from January to April 2020. It is clear that the current COVID-19 pandemic is having an impact on resale values.
Values are provided by Black Book, and reflect pricing as of June 1, 2020. Black Book truck prices are updated regularly, and reflect wholesale values gathered from auctions around the country via onsite personnel and data feeds. Retail values are based on market studies.
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